Dusky-footed woodrat

Dusky-footed woodrat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Neotoma fuscipes


Keywords: nocturnal , tail

The Dusky-footed woodrat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the duskyfooted woodrat
A young / baby of a duskyfooted woodrat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A duskyfooted woodrat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Mexico and United States

Facts about the dusky-footed woodrat

Dusky- footed woodrats are the architects of the mammalian world.

Dusky-footed Woodrat is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

Dusky-footed Woodrats are most abundant in early seral stages, when hardwoods were present and in riparian areas.

Dusky-footed woodrats are predominantly gray and cinnamon above and whitish beneath.

Habitat: Dusky-footed Woodrats are found only in areas supporting brush.

M A T O C Q*Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ­3160, USA Abstract The dusky-footed woodrat, Neotoma fuscipes, is a medium-sized rodent that inhabits lowelevation woodland habitats along the Pacific coast of North America from Oregon,throughout California and into Baja California.

Natural History Dusky-footed woodrats are a type of “packrat” found in central California from south of San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay (Matocq 2002).

The Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is a medium-sized woodrat, grayish brown with a pale underside.

The dusky-footed woodrat is an amazing creature.

The Dusky-footed Woodrat is found statewide in California (except in the desert regions and High Sierra) and in the northwestern region of the Baja California peninsula.

The dusky-footed woodrat is one of the mammals included in these studies.

The dusky-footed woodrat, Neotoma fuscipes, is the primary reservoir for Lyme disease in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Woodrats Dusky-footed woodrats are found throughout California in a variety of different habitats, including chaparral, coastal sage scrub,

ABSTRACT- The dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is found in a variety of habitats from Baja California to the Columbia River in Oregon and west from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific Coast. (Full text)

ABSTRACT- The dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes) is an important prey species of the California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis), a species of concern in California. (Full text)

californicus], pocket mice [Perognathus californicus], ground squirrels [Spermophilus beecheyi], harvest mice [Microtus californicus], woodrats [Neotoma fuscipes]) is also a significant limiting factor in oak regeneration. (Full text)

Dusky-footed woodrats are undoubtedly an important contributor to the richness and abundance of the wildlife in California oak woodland. (Full text)

In outward appearance, the dusky-footed woodrat is almost identical to the Old World rats. (Full text)

Dusky-footed woodrats are highly arboreal (Kelly 1990). (Full text)

Endangered Status The Riparian Woodrat, a subspecies of the Dusky-footed Woodrat, is on the U. (Full text)

The diet of the Dusky-footed Woodrat is mostly green vegetation, but also includes fruit, nuts, seeds, and subterranean fungi. (Full text)

moreCommon: Dusky-footed woodratThis nest located in BrionesENDANGERED SPECIES --> --> NOTE: The meaning of Neotoma fuscipes is: host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California --> --> (Full text)

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